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Analysis of DTC nutrigenetic services in Italy: state of the art, agreement to the ESHG statement and future outlooks

However, the risk/benefit analysis of exposing unselected populations to genetic testing without any medical surveillance is far from being established. The European Society of Human Genetics published a statement regarding the DTC tests that has been accepted by a number of national organizations, including the Italian one. In this context, the European Society of Human Genetics published a statement about the DNT offered in Italy, the state of the art, and a prohibition against the ESHG statement within the ESHG's report. Methods: We tested the search engine for the DNT offered to the italian population, presenting a non-specialized client. DNTs vendor websites and/or directly contacted the organizations to collect data on: 1 genetic marker essayed, 2 diseases and phenotypes were considered, 3 types of dietary recommendations were given, and 3 types of dietary advices were collected. Both tested phenotypes and investigated genetic markers were highly different among companies, with a relative greater degree of agreement for phenotypes and gene expression among companies than for genes.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1038/npre.2012.7135.1


Diagnostic performance of 18F-FDG-PET/CT in DTC patients with thyroglobulin elevation and negative iodine scintigraphy: a meta-analysis

Purpose: Objective: To determine the effectiveness of 18 FDG-PET/CT for the detection of recurrent and/or metastatic tumors in differentiated thyroid cancer patients with thyroglobulin elevation and negative iodine scintigraphy in differentiated thyroid cancer patients with thyroglobulin elevation and negative iodine scintigraphy, distinguishable thyroid cancer patients with thyroglobulin elevation and negative io In this situation, it was also determined if PET/CT with TSH stimulation provided better diagnostic results than PET/CT without TSH stimulation. According to 0. 86, 0. 84, 31. 00, and 0. 91, respectively, the pooled sensitivity, specificity, DOR, and AUC for PET/CT on patient-based data were 0. 86, 0. 84, 31. 00, and 0. 91. For all the diagnostic estimation indices, the sPET/CT and nsPET/CT did not show a statistically significant difference between sPET/CT and nsPET/CT. Conclusions are based on patient-based research, 18 F-FDG-PET/CT has high diagnostic accuracy for the detection of recurrent and/or metastatic diseases in DTC patients with thyroglobulin elevation and negative iodine scintigraphy, but existing studies were limited due to poor heterogeneity and potential publication bias. The sPET/CT's diagnostic results may not be similar to nsPET/CT.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1530/eje-19-0261


Sensorless DTC-SVM applied to an induction motor controlled by a three-level inverter using SMSFO

Purpose: High ripples in the electromagnetic torque and stator flux profiles are found in induction motor drive's direct torque control because they are governed by two hysteresis regulators. Thus, the aim of this research is to ensure prompt reaction and complete reference tracking of the IM under sensorless DTC model with desired dynamic behavior and low ripple levels. The first step of the planned approach is to replace the traditional inverter feeding the motor with a three-level inverter because it ensures reduced switching losses, improved voltage waveform quality, and low-current total harmonic distortion rate. The second aim of this paper is to make the IM operate at a steady switching rate by using the nearest three vector-based space vector modulation method rather than hysteresis controllers. This paper presents a comparative analysis of four speed control technologies: classical proportional and integral regulator, fuzzy logic PI controller, particle swarm optimization PI controller, and backstepping regulator to help resolve load change interference in the latest DTC control program. Originality/value The proposed control policy's theoretical evolution is well-described. To investigate the benefits of the sensorless DTC-SVM command of a three-level inverter-fed IM drive with different speed regulators, simulations using Matlab/Simulink software are conducted in Then.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1108/compel-04-2022-0162


Faktor-faktor yang mempengaruhi kualitas hidup pasien kanker tiroid berdiferensiasi baik (DTC) paska tiroidektomi total di Rumah Sakit Umum Pusat (RSUP) Sanglah, Denpasar

Methodhods: This study includes 50 patients with thyroid disease following total thyroidectomy, as well as the influences of the patient's medical history, as well as demographic and clinical characteristics. However, TSH levels and type of histopathology were not determined to influence the quality of life among patients with DTC, including age, educational level, and wealth, marital status, employment status, and the time period since diagnosis.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.15562/ism.v10i1.379


Performance Enhancement of Induction Motor Based on Three-Level T-Type Inverter Using DTC-SVM

Induction motors that are controlled by the traditional direct torque control algorithm suffer from significant drawbacks, which are high ripples in the torque and flux. To beat these drawbacks, the research in this paper suggested a new control system. The new control scheme is based on the use of a three-stage T-Type inverter with the space vector modulation-based DTC algorithm for driving three-phase IM via a three-level T-Type inverter. The modification procedure was based on the mapping of the standard DTC-SVM algorithm in the three-level inverter's space vector. Simulation has been used to compare the standard and the modified DTC-SVM.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1051/itmconf/20225003004


The Effects of Curare in the Cockroach: I. dTC-Induced Failure of Leg Contraction

ABSTRACT In the cockroach P. americana, the exact nature of insect cuarization has been investigated. Leg contraction studies revealed that dTC, whether administered into the abdomen, injected into a leg, or applied to the metathoracic ganglion, caused contraction inefficiency. The contraction caused by injecting dTC into a leg or applying dTC to the metathoracic ganglion may be reversed by washing the drug out of the affected area. Both these locations must be present since curare causes contraction contractions when applied to the metathorax and when injecting into a leg.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.52.3.583


The Effects of Curare in the Cockroach: II. Blockage of Nerve Impulses by dTC

ABSTRACT The study of insect curarization in the cockroach, Periplaneta americana, is ongoing. The application of a curare solution to the nerve cord resulted in a blockage of action-potential conduction in the giant fibres embedded within the nerve cord. The introduction of a curare coating to the cerci prevented the recording of action potentials from the organism's cereal nerves. The application of dTC to the cereal nerve-A6 region of the cockroach prevented giant fibers from responding to electrical stimulation of the cereal nerves. It is believed that curare will cause blockage of conduction in sensory, motor, and central nervous system fibers.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.52.3.593


Axitinib treatment in advanced RAI-resistant differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) and refractory medullary thyroid cancer (MTC)

Patients with advanced radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer or medullary thyroid cancer with documented disease progression were treated with axitinib 5 mg b. i. d. Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors v1. 1. Objective response rate was the primary efficacy endpoint. Axitinib was first-line therapy in 17 patients, as second-line in 18 patients, and as third/fourth-line in 12 patients. With first-line axitinib, the ORR was 53% and a median PFS of 13. 6 months, compared to 16. 7% and 10. 6 months as second-line therapy, with improved results being reported. Conclusions Axitinib, a tolerable safety profile and clinically relevant in refractory and progressive thyroid cancer, as well as first-line therapy. This is the first time cross-resistance between MKIs and thyroid cancer is suggested in thyroid cancer, according to our research, and it underscores the importance of prospective serial clinical studies.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1530/eje-17-0243


The role of FDG-PET in localization of recurrent lesions of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) in patients with asymptomatic hyperthyroglobulinemia in a real clinical practice

Despite a high Tg serum concentration, many symptomatic patients have negative WBS. Our primary aim was to determine the diagnostic value of FDG-PET in asymptomatic hyperthyroglobulinemia. The second one was to determine the prognostic value of a negative FDG-PET study in DTC patients with elevated Tg levels. One hundred and ten FDG-PET/CT scans were retrospectively reviewed, 85 scans were done under TSH stimulation, and 25 on LT 4 suppressive therapy. Results The first FDG-PET/CT detected cancer foci in 49 people in 49 patients with a global sensitivity of 45%. FDG-PET failed to determine the cause for the elevated Tg level in 42 patients. For at least four years, fourteen children with asymptomatic hyperthyroglobulinemia were free of DTC progression. Conclusions FDG-PET in DTC patients with asymptomatic hyperthyroglobulinemia is a valuable diagnostic tool. Negative FDG-PET had limited prognostic value, as only every third patient did not experience DTC progression.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1530/eje-16-0360


Adoptees’ views and experiences of Direct to Consumer (DTC) genomic testing: an exploratory interview study from the UK

Abstract Introduction Genetic testing for ancestry and health can be useful to adoptees looking to fill information gaps. The latest UK House Science and Technology Committee study did not specifically mention the gains or challenges for adopted people, although the committee did note that robust evidence of opportunities or risks for any user of a DTC testing kit is limited. The interview transcripts revealed three key themes: decision makers of longing, uncertainty, and standardization of DNA kit usage; educational designers will gain clarity, but not new troubling details; and negotiation between referents and third parties. Adding to adoptees' ideas of testing outcomes as bringing feelings of relaxation or discordance, a new theme of Meaning Making is related to adoptingees' perspectives of testing findings as a source of resolution or discordance. In addition, adoptees' understanding of data privacy issues seems to have been hampered by not having published identifying information about themselves in their larger adoptee search.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-2014973/v1

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